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Photo: Samah Salem

Verena Andrea Prenner is an Austrian sociologist and artistic photographer.

She undertakes long-lasting sociological field research f.e. in refugee camps in the Middle East, in Central Africa, or in the Viennese red-light district, and deals with different fringe groups as edges are known to define the middle. For her artistic projects, she works with non-professional volunteers or casual passers-by to express individual reflections and views on societies in form of stage settings.

In 2021 she received an Art Award from the State of Lower Austria for the artistic and cultural examination of human dignity. Artworks of her can be found in the National Austrian Photo Collection, the Art Collection of the State of Lower Austria as well as Upper Austria, and in private collections. 

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Fotofestival LaGacilly-Baden - Baden, Austria I Untitled Group Exhibition - Custom House Gallery, Westport, Ireland I Parallel Editions (F) - Semperdepot, Vienna, Austria  I  Billaa++ (G) - AACollection, Vienna, Austria I  OKAPI (S) - Galerie Reinthaler, Vienna, Austria I Thinking the Future (G) FOTOTECA Siracusana, Sicily, Italy  I  Resting Bitch Face (G) - Galerie Reinthaler, Vienna, Austria I  Camping (S)  - Next Comic Festival, Linz / Donau, Austria  I  Europe Now (S) - galeriekrems, Krems / Donau, Austria  Cointained / Murs et Frontières (G) - L' Ancien Musée de Peinture, Grenoble, France  I  Somewhere in the world - Lower Austrian - African Encounters (G) - Forum Frohner, Krems / Donau, Austria  I  Heterotopia (G) - Galerie Reinthaler, Vienna, Austria  I  Eating pineapples on the moon (G) Month of Photography Riga, Estonia  Blind Snake (S) Month of Photography Belgrade, Serbia I  Camping / Aa Collection (F)- ART VIENNA, International Art Fair, Hofburg, Vienna, Austria  I Bodies and Inhabitants (G) - Sigmund Freud Museum, Vienna, Austria Europe Now / DNI AUSTRII - Austrian Days (G) - Gdansk, Poland  I  Contained (S) - OBSCURA Festival of Photography, Georg Town, Malaysia  I  I need space (G) - Aa Collection, Vienna, Austria  I  Reclaiming our Cultural Future (G) - Wolverhampton Archive Centre, UK  I  Reclaiming our Cultural Future (G) - Black Country Living Museum, Dudley, UK  I  365 (G)- Dessous, Vienna, Austria  I  It is behind our borders (S)- Vitrine, Galerie Reinthaler, Vienna, Austria  Zeitgeist (G) - Ffotogallery, Cardiff, Wales  I  Europe Now (F) - NORDART 2017,  Büddlesdorf, Germany  I  Zeitgeist (G) - Diffusion Photo Festival, Cardiff, Wales  I  Reclaiming our Cultural Landscapes (G) - Birmingham Art Museum, Birmingham, UK  I  Reclaiming our Cultural Landscapes (G) Wolverhampton Art Gallery, WH, UK  I   Mass Tourism (G) - Galerija Decumanus, Krk, Croatia  I  Iconic Noise (G) - MASC Foundation, Vienna, Austria  I  The measure of all things: Rethinking humanism through Art (G) University of Buffalo, New York, USA  I   Happiness, a place under the sun (G) Encontros da Imagem Photo Festival, Braga, Portugal  I  Habitus (G) - Ein Areal Gallery, Wuppertal, Germany  I  Contained  (S) - Chennai Photobiennale, Chennai, India  I  Contained - Delhi Photo Festival, New Delhi, India  I  Dump your Superhereos (G) - Medienkulturhaus, Wels, Austria  I  Anthropomorph (S) - Бартcелона Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia  I  Travelers (G) - Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece  I  The hairy woman (S) - Grand Petit Galerie, Linz,  Austria

Various projects, work stays and exhibitions were kindly founded by:

The Austrian Federal Chancellery  I  The Austrian Cultural Forum in Paris, France  I  The Austrian Cultural Forum in Belgrade, Serbia  I  The Government of Lower Austria  I  The Government of Upper Austria  I  The City of Linz, etc.  Thank you.

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